Fly Fishing at Clearwater Lodge
Clearwater Lodge is a full-service fly fishing destination, offering meals, accommodations, guiding and instruction on northeastern California's five great wild trout rivers and spring-fed stillwaters. These waters include Fall River
and Hat Creek
, the two spring creeks, and the Pit
and upper Sacramento, freestone rivers with pools, pockets, riffles, and runs. In addition, there are several smaller streams as well as superb stillwaters that we fish regularly.
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A Tradition of Excellent Angling Instruction
Clearwater Lodge has the most extensive fly fishing school
in the west. Over the past 30 years, we have taught thousands of people the skills and pleasures of fly fishing. Our location in the heart of the finest wild trout waters in California means that after learning on our spring creeks and freestone waters, you can go anywhere in the country and expect to feel comfortable on the trout waters there
A Fantastic Variety of Fishing Destinations
Clearwater's guests can choose from a wide variety of fishing options, including walk/wade, raft, jonboat, and drift boat trips. Energetic waders enjoy the challenging wading and high catch-rate on the Pit River
. Guests who prefer easier wading feel at home on Hat Creek
, Burney Creek
, and some of our smaller streams. Fall River
is fished from aluminum jonboats with small motors. It is totally flat, with no rapids or riffles. At the other end of the floating spectrum is the Pit River near the lodge, which we float in specialized rafts. This float combines great fishing with mild whitewater, solitude, and great scenery. Another great boating option is the Lower Sacramento River
in Redding. Many Clearwater guests fish the Lower Sac with a Clearwater guide the day they arrive at or depart from the Lodge.